Courses (SOMET)

Sociology and Methodology of Social Research



The SOMET PhD Programme aims to equip students with robust methodological training, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative approaches, along with comprehensive theoretical knowledge. Students will partake in a selection of methodological courses shared with other PhD programmes at the NASP Graduate School, as well as specialized courses tailored specifically to the field of Sociology and Methodology of Social Research.


NASP compulsory methodology courses

Research Methods in Social and Political Sciences - 3 cfu/20 h - Prof. Anne-Marie Jeannette (University of Milan) – Syllabus

Introduction to STATA - no cfu/10 h - Dr. Giorgio Piccitto (University of Bologna) - Syllabus

Statistics for the Social Sciences - 6 cfu/40 h - Prof. Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan) - Syllabus

Statistics for the Social Sciences (Practical sessions) - no cfu/20 h - Dr. Giorgio Piccitto (University of Bologna) 

Applied Multivariate Analysis for Social Scientists A (Module 1 and Module 2) - 6 cfu/40 h - Prof. Cristiano Vezzoni (M1) and Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi (M2) (University of Milan) - Syllabus Module 1 and Syllabus Module 2


In addition, students can enhance their study plans by incorporating elective courses that delve deeper into various methodological areas.


SOMET compulsory courses

Sociological Theories (Classical) - 3 cfu/20 h - Prof. Paola Rebughini (University of Milan) and Roberta Sassatelli (University of Bologna) - Syllabus

Sociological Theories (Contemporary) - 3 cfu/20 h - Prof. Luisa Leonini (University of Milan) - Syllabus

Doing Fieldwork and Textual Data Analysis - 11 cfu/70 h - Syllabus

Understanding Digital Societies - Prof. Alessandro Gandini and Mauro Barisione (University of Milan) - 5 cfu/30 h - Syllabus


Other activities

Project Colloquium

NASP International seminars


Transferable skills courses

Academic English for Social and Political Sciences - no cfu/20 h - Prof. Robert Coates - Syllabus

Courses organized by the University of Milan

PhD Programmes


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